Grapes in assortment greenhouse

Traditionally, four popular grape varieties have been grown in the Westland region: Frankenthaler, Black Alicante, Muscat of Alexandria and Golden Champion. The “assortment house” at Theme park De Westlandse Druif contains the following 45 varieties of table and wine grapes from around the world. These varieties can be sampled on theme days, but they are not sold commercially.

White grapes

Baidor (white, seeds)

Large berry with soft fruit flesh, juicy, fresh-sweet grape. Soft skin. Not good for storage.

Purple Burgunder (white, seeds)

Sweet, toughish skin.

Bianca (white, seeds)

Flat grape with small berries. Outdoor grape. Very juicy. Although the grapes are good to eat, they are primarily used for making juice and wine.

Drs. Schnitmanss (white, seeds)

Small berry with a sweet taste. Not very juicy.

Esmeralda (white, seeds)

Taste explosion, very juicy.

Frankenthaler (white, seeds)

Clusters with white berries. Tastes the same as the purple variant.

Golden Champion (white, seeds)

Yields quite long clusters with large, delicious-tasting yellow berries that can become quite sweet. A juicy grape with a soft skin.

Himrod (white, seedless)

Extraordinary, perfume-like, spicy taste.

Muscat of Alexandria (white, seeds)

The fruits are oval in shape and amber yellow, and the flesh is crunchy. Typical Muscat taste is primarily sweet. You can practically taste the wine that has made this grape so famous.

Ortega (white, seeds)

Grape with small berries, fresh juicy grape with fine skin.

Palentina (white, seeds)

Muscat-like, spicy taste.

Patio Green (white, seedless)

Juicy, fresh grape.

Phoenix (white, seeds)

Not sweet.

Professor Aberson (white, seeds)

Old Westland variety. Juicy, sweet berry, somewhat coarse. This is a delicate grape.

Rubens (white, seeds)

Very juicy, tasty grape.

Sugarone (white, seedless)

Plump grape with neutral taste.

Vroege van der Laan (white, seeds)

Plump grape, medium-sweet but still fresh. Medium-sized berry. Outdoor grape. Although the grapes are good to eat, they are primarily used for making juice and wine

Zalagyöngye (white, seeds)

Hungarian grape with plump, slightly sour berry. Soft skin.

Purple grapes

Sieger (rosé, seeds)

Small berry, tastes of spicy Muscat. Very sweet. Suitable for desserts. No longer available.

Black Seedless (blue, seedless)

Somewhat sweet grape, tasty.

Dornfelder (blue, seeds)

Grape with rather hard skin, but sweet. Although the grapes are good to eat, they are primarily used for making juice and wine.

Emile Royal (blue, seeds)

Large purple berry, very plump, less juicy.

Frankenthaler (blue, seeds)

Small clusters with large, light red, purple berries. Moderate yield. Characteristically, the berry turns sweet, but remains red or light blue. Soft skin.

Glory of Boskoop (blue, seeds)

Small, honey-sweet berry, very tasty. Skin is quite tough. Typical outdoor grape. Although the grapes are good to eat, they are primarily used for making juice.

Leon Millot (blue, seeds)

Juicy grape with mild fruit taste, skin is slightly sour.

Leopold III (blue, seeds)

Late grape (September), not much taste.

Muscat Blue (blue, seeds)

Sweet taste, Muscat-like, vines are grafted onto white Muscat of Alexandria.

Norwegian Grape (blue, seeds)

Small, sweet grape with a lot of juice. Although the grapes are good to eat, they are primarily used for making juice and wine

Pastoor Verburch (blue, seeds)

Resembles Frankenthaler, somewhat thicker skin.

Regent (blue, seeds)

Somewhat sweet/sour taste and tough skin. Although the grapes are good to eat, they are primarily used for making juice and wine.

Ribier (blue, seeds)

Large, sweet berries. Tasty grape.